Its Mind Blast attack can inflict Paralysis and Sap, making it a slightly dangerous, if rare, foe. It can also drop itself as an extremely rare summon for Rydia. Aside from this, it is not a very tough enemy to defeat.
[view·edit·purge]Mindflayers, or "Illithids," are a race found in Dungeons & Dragons. They appear humanoid, with heads resembling those of octopodes, but hail from a strange dimension called the Far Realm. They have fearsome psychic powers, and often enslave other races. They are based on the ancient god Cthulhu, from the stories of H. P. Lovecraft.